Akai MPD32 MIDI Controller
The MPD32 is largest and most comprehesivly featured MIDI-over-USB performance pad controller from AKAI in the MPD range. As with the rest of the range it is built around the controls and technology from Akai Professional's legendary MPC series, the MPD32 is an expressive and intuitive instrument for both the studio and stage.
At the core of the MPD32 is a bank of the highly regarded 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads taken from the MPC range, from which you can access four different banks of sounds giving you a total of 64 sounds available at your fingertips. The MPD32 also borrows the MPC series' assignable Q-Link controllers, giving you the ability to assign and control very nearly any parameter in your software in real time. You also get eight assignable Q-Link faders along with eight assignable Q-Link 360° knobs, and eight assignable Q-Link buttons so you'll spend less time with the mouse and more time making music.
Additionally each of those Q-Link can access three different parameters for a total of 72 real-time Q-Links! You can also additionally setup two assignable footswitch inputs and an expression-pedal input for even more ways to control and perform with the MPD32. The MPD32 also gives you a dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used sequencer software controls.
While the MPC pads and Q-Links might be the heart of the MPD32, its brain is transplanted directly from the MPC. That's because the MPD32 is not just a control surface; it contains some of the key MPC technologies that have made the MPC the de facto standard it is. MPC Note Repeat is a capability that enables the MPD (or MPC) to automatically play a rhythm pattern, such as 16th notes on a hi-hat, for accuracy and speed of entry. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as "the heart and soul of hip hop" because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human-feeling time alignments. You can specify exactly the degree and timing of swing you want to apply for the perfect feel. The MPD32 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads.
The MPD32 sends MIDI information over its plug-and-play USB interface so you can use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers. The USB connection even powers the MPD32 so the included USB cable is all you need. It comes with a custom versions of Ableton Live Lite so you can start creating right out of the box. In addition to Live and nearly any other MIDI software, you can also drive any MIDI hardware, such as synths, sound modules, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, and more.
16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pad
4 pad banks for instant access to 64 samples total
8 Q-Link faders, 8 Q-Link knobs, 8 Q-Link buttons, all assignable
3 Q-Link banks for a total of 72 parameter controls
2 assignable footswitch inputs, 1 expression-pedal input
Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level, and Tap Tempo
Class-compliant, USB-powered, no drivers or power adapter required
18 factory DAW presets, 11 user-assignable DAW presets
Works with virtually any MIDI software or MIDI hardware
Large backlit custom LCD screen
Dedicated transport control
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